Scouting, Volume 33, Number 2, February-March 1945 Page: 1
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Storm and War Conditions
' February Issue
An unusual combination of storm and
emergency war restrictions forced us to
do something never before necessary in
the thirty-three years' history of publishing
Scouting, — to be all ready to publish
an issue and then not do so.
The February issue was all ready to go
to press on January 15th — 400,000 covers
had been printed and the plates for the
inside pages were on the press when the
printer notified us that the paper supply
had not arrived (we are not permitted to
have a reserve supply on hand in war
times). A quick check with the mill in
Northern New York State revealed that
the carload of paper had been on the way
for some days but that was all we could
learn. It was snowbound with many thou-
sands of freight cars in that area and
remained so for precious days. When it
was finally possible for our carload to roll
on its way, the Government decreed,
"Nothing moves but military freight."
So, because of weather (the worst this
area has had in years) and the war, we
were unable to mail the February issue in
time for it to help you with your March
plans. The best we could do was to develop
this special combined 32-page issue con-
taining as much as possible of the material
scheduled for printing in the two numbers.
We are sorry this happened but we are
fortunate to have had no more interrup-
tion of publication than we have faced so
far. It has only been because of the great-
est effort on the part of the paper mills,
the printer and the Post Office that we
have been able to keep as near to normal
schedule as we have in recent months. We
will all be happy when we can resume not
only normal schedule of delivery, but the
normal size of the magazine.
IN THIS ISSUE
OF INTEREST TO UNIT LEADERS
Working the Patrol Method, II 5
Hold Your Parents 7
3,000 a Day 8
General Eisenhower Waste Paper Campaign 10
Plans for April I I
Get Ready — And Go! 12
Camp Can Craft 16
The Form-Fit Pack Frame 18
Using Your Axe 20
New Twists With Old Wire 22
Just a Minute 23
Keep Your Head — And Make a Handle 24
Ideas Board 25
Changes in Requirements 27
OF INTEREST TO ALL SCOUTERS
A Message From the President 2
A Scout Trail to Peace 3
The World Friendship Fund , 4
The Scout Field 26
Vol. 33, No. 2
SCOUTING ih published monthly (except August) and bi-monthly February-March by the Boy Stouts
of America, 2 Park Ave., New York 16, N. Y., and sent to all registered Scouters to help make more
effective their efforts in carrying on the Scout program. Subscription price to all others, one dollar a year.
Edited in the Division of Program by the Editorial Service
Director of the Division of Program, E. Urner Goodman
Director of Publications, Editor, Lome W. Barclay
Managing Editor, Lex R. Lucas Art Director, George W. Goddard, Jr.
NATIONAL OFFICERS OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Honorary President Franklin D. Roosevelt President Walter W. Head
Honorary Vice-Pres. Herbert Hoover Vice-Presidents John Sherman Hoyt
Chief Scout James E. West Reginald Parsons
National Scout Commissioner George J. Fisher Frank G. Hoover
Chief Scout Executive Elbert K. Fretwell Amory Houghton
Deputy Chief Scout Executive Pliny H. Powers Treasurer Lewis Gawtry
EDITORIAL BOARD Chairman William H. Pouch, Albert E. Lownes,
Wheeler McMillen, E. W. Palmer, Harrison M. Sayre
SCOUTING MAGAZINE: Reentered as Second Class Matter, January 15, 1945, at the Post
Office at New York, N. Y., under the act of March 3, 1879. Copyright, 1945, by Boy Scouts Of America.
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